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UNSC responds positively to Libyan request for audit of spending by its Central Banks

The UN Security Council has responded ‘‘positively’’ to the letter from Faiez Serraj, the head of Libya’s Presidency Council, requesting the formation of an ‘’international technical committee’’ to review and audit the expenses, revenues and transactions of both of Libya’s Central Banks in Tripoli and Beida.

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Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

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HoR concludes debate of constitution referendum bill – to put to final vote on 30 July

Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) completed is debate of the referendum bill on the country’s permanent constitution during its session yesterday. The HoR’s official spokesperson, Abdalla Belheeg, said that over 70 members attended the session and that the bill shall be voted on, on 30 July.

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Tobruk parliament speaker says “the army” will “liberate” western Libya as it did in Benghazi and Derna

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqilah Salah said that “the army”, a de facto group of armed militias led by warlord Khalifa Haftar, is the one authorized to announce how and when to start “liberating” the cities and towns in western Libya, after “liberating” Benghazi and Derna.

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Wall Street Journal: UAE supported Haftar’s scheme to seize Libya’s oil

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Friday that the United Arab Emirates officials had engaged in secret talks with the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, seeking the UAE’s assistance in exporting Libya’s oil outside of United Nations-approved channels, which should be the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation …

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